March 28, 2010

Calling All Gently Used Paddles

Dear Players,

Do you have a used pickleball paddle you are willing to part with -- for a good cause?!?

One of Michigan's most well respected pickleball players, Jan Doke, works at a Latchkey program for children ages 5-12. Jan brought her paddles in one day for the children to try. "They loved it"!

Jan Doke is going to teach the children at the Latchkey program how to play picklebball. She is trying to collect 20 paddles for the Latchkey program and a community program she would like to start for children in Hartland, MI.

Jan is a wonderful teacher! She has the right temperament, skill set, and energy to help children learn to make life-impacting healthy choices. I raise my paddle to Jan Doke -- and I am happy to be among the first to add that paddle to her Latchkey program pickleball equipment box.

If you have a used, but still functional, paddle(s) for the children Jan Doke will be teaching please:
  • give the paddle(s) directly to Jan Doke when you see her on the courts
  • give the paddle(s) to Tom Valentine, Larry Sagowitz, Clare Bushman or me and we will deliver them to Jan Doke
  • email me if you have any questions or want more information
Thank you!

Yours in pickleball, Janet Razz